Should The Chicago Bears Draft Joshua Dobbs?

Should The Chicago Bears Draft Joshua Dobbs?
I have been a University of Tennessee Volunteers football fan since 1993, the year I applied and they accepted me to their university. I opted stayed home to attend DePaul University but since then I have bled orange when it comes to college football. The Chicago Bears badly need a quarterback (and I know they... Read more »

Three Years Since I Lost My Father

Three Years Since I Lost My Father
Easter is a tough holiday now, because it was the day after Easter (April 21st), I lost my dad back in 2014. That Easter Sunday my mom, my brother and my wife along with myself made two trips down to Mercy Hospital on the Vitas hospice floor to visit with my dad. One in the early... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks Will Come Back

The Chicago Blackhawks Will Come Back
So after game two on Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks have yet to score a goal much win a game. I get it, its bad hockey and ask any longtime Blackhawk fan, we’ve watched years of this. Yes this team has won three Stanley Cups since 2010 (pictured is when the Cup was at the... Read more »
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The Greatness of Kendrick Lamar

The Greatness of Kendrick Lamar
To be great in hip hop is not an easy thing. It takes work, years of working your way up the proverbial totem pole and usually is confirmed with a great album. The Compton California native has done all of that in short order, a little over a decade to be precise and several really good albums... Read more »

70 Years Since Jackie Robinson Broke Baseball's Color Line

70 Years Since Jackie Robinson Broke Baseball's Color Line
This Saturday marks 70 years since Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke baseballs “color line”. It was so much more than that, it would be the next summer that President Truman desegregated the armed forces with executive order 9981. It would be eight years before Rosa Parks refused to give... Read more »

The Illogical Science of Boarding a Plane

The Illogical Science of Boarding a Plane
So the last time I wrote about problems on a plane it was about using an employee’s tickets. Today we will discuss overbooking. Just about every flight is overbooked, usually you have a few people who don’t show up for a flight and to have a good “revenue” flight you need at least 85% (i.e.... Read more »
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A Guy's Guide To Outlet Malls

A Guy's Guide To Outlet Malls
Now I know us guys don’t like to shop unless it’s a tool, car or food to grill. But outlet malls are little different, I like them, usually they are outside (The one by O’Hare is the exception), so you get some fresh air because I hate to cooped up somewhere like a bird about to... Read more »

How To Shop A Store That is Closing

How To Shop A Store That is Closing
It seems every day in the news we hear about a retailer that is closing some of it stores or going out of business completely. I can remember 25 years ago when I was in high school there seemed to be a plethora of what seemed to be “old school” stores closing their doors. So... Read more »

Why Kindness Counts

Why Kindness Counts
I know it sounds corny but its true Kindness Counts. I first saw this as a public service announcement while watching children’s programming with my toddler son on the Sprout channel. My mother even got him a shirt with this statement. I initially thought that was a good anti bullying message and was a positive... Read more »
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Why I Still Love Boxing

Why I Still Love Boxing
I have a new appreciate of boxing, I know that MMA (mixed martial arts), is the more popular from of hand to hand fighting now. But I’ve taken up boxing at my local gym (practicing on the heavy bag), and really understand that its hard work beating people up. I also am reading a lot... Read more »
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